If he continues to flourish to help Tottenham rise to the Champions League, Son Heung Min can absolutely challenge Messi and a host of other superstars in the Golden Ball race. Son Heung Min is the most mentioned name in the victory against Man City to Tottenham’s Champions League semi-final with 3 goals after two quarter-finals. Remarkably, he made a miracle without the top scorer Harry Kane due to injury and the burdensome burden on the Korean star.
The 26-year-old is on his way to becoming the star of big matches. This statement not only came from the Champions League quarter-finals but also Son Heung Min’s performances during the 2018/19 season.
After 42 matches in all arenas, the 26-year-old striker scored 20 goals – only one goal in the 2017/18 season. Remarkably, eight goals were made by the 26-year-old star in six Harry Kane games. Before Man City, Son Heung Min also shone when Tottenham clashed with Dortmund, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Even more opinions suggest that he overcame Park Ji Sung sunbae to become the greatest Asian player in history. This view is not without reason. With 12 goals, Son has become the Asian player to score the most goals in Europe’s No. 1 club arena. Previously, he also defeated the legendary juniors to become the most prolific Asian player in Premier League history (42 goals).
Although he has yet to win a noble collective title, Son Heung Min is completely superior to Park Ji Sung in terms of his personal role with the management club. In the press, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Son Heung Min deserves to stand alongside the rivals Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) or Raheem Sterling (Man City) in the race to win the title “Premier League Player of the Year”. But the ambition of the Korean star is probably even further: the Golden Ball.